Past Events

 

2015

February 13-15
New York, NY

Meredith Monk Vocal Ensemble Workshop Intensive
http://www.meredithmonk.org/education/workshops.html

 

March 19
New York, NY

Madison Square Garden
Janis choreographs for the Knicks City Dancers! Assistance by Sumaya Jackson
http://www.nba.com/knicks/kcd-2015site#/

 

April 7 - May 30
New York, NY

Janis joins the faculty of STEPS Conservatory Performance Program teaching 
Composition/Choreography classes
www.stepsnyc.com

 

April 30 - May 2

New York, NY
WestFest Performances of Where solo (from Where-How-Why Trilogy) with Esme Boyce
Martha Graham Dance Center

 

April-May
New York, NY

Annual "Creative Process" classes at The Juilliard School

 

May 2-3
Brooklyn, NY

Sherri Hellman's Creative Arts Studio Dancers perform Janis' Suspicions at
The Actor's Fund Arts Center, Brooklyn
www.creativeartsstudio.com

 

May 3
New York, NY

Henry Street Settlement
Abrons Art Center "From The Horse's Mouth" honors Murray Louis
Cast: Kay Andersen, Gladys Bailin, Tandy Beal, Michael Blake, Janis Brenner, Alberto del Saz, Betsy Fisher, Kim Gibilisco, Ruth Grauert, Peter Kyle, Phyllis Lamhut, Carla Maxwell, Bebe Miller, Meredith Monk, Lynn Needle, Sara Pearson, Carlo Pellegrini, Trista Redavid DeFilippis, Lynn Rico, Robert Small, Emiko Tokunaga, Yasuko Tokunaga, Doug Varone, Patrik Widrig, Joan Woodbury
www.horsesmouth.org

 

May 17
New York, NY

Kaufman Dance Studio at The Juilliard School Janis Brenner & Dancers' Benefit-Concert-Silent Auction-Clothing Sale Something-For-Everyone" Event!
Click here to bid in our silent auction!

 

May 30

New York, NY
STEPS Performance Program Showcase
www.stepsnyc.com

 

July 11-12
Kittery, Maine

The Dance Hall
Movement/Voice Improvisation Workshop Intensive (12-2pm) &
JB&D Repertory Workshop (2-3pm)
*Local Dancers can participate to learn a section of Lost, Found, Lost as part of the company's full-evening performance at The Dance Hall on October 3rd!
For more info, contact Drika Overton at: thedancehallkittery@gmail.com
www.thedancehallkittery.org

 

July 20-30
New York, NY

Juilliard Summer Intensive
www.julliard.edu/summerintensive

 

July 31- Aug. 2
New York, NY

Meredith Monk Vocal Ensemble Workshop Intensive
http://www.meredithmonk.org/education/workshops.html

 

August 3-13
New York, NY

Joffrey Summer Intensive
www.joffreyballetschool.com

 

September 12
Montclair, NJ

JB&D performs Soul River/Blues at "Dance On The Lawn" Festival, at 4:30pm!
www.danceonthelawn.org

 

September 15
LaMama, NYC

Singapore Arts Festival
"Something to Write Home About"
Maya Dance Theatre's Evening with JB's Soul River/Blues

 

October 3
Kittery, Maine

The Dance Hall
JB&D performs a full-evening concert, with local area dancers joining them for one of the company's "signature" works Lost, Found, Lost.
Tickets & Info: www.thedancehallkittery.org

 

October 4
S. Hadley, MA

JB&D returns to perform at Loomis Village, on Sunday afternoon.

 

October 29-November 1

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Women in Dance Leadership Conference
Janis attends and participates in this national conference: to investigate, explore, and reflect on women's leadership in dance in the larger community.
www.womenindance.com

 

November 20

New York, NY
92Y Fridays at Noon Celebrates Murray Louis
Janis participates as a panelist.
Tickets & Info: www.92y.org/Event/FAN-Murray-Louis

 

November 19-21
New York, NY

The Annual Choreographers and Composers performances at The Juilliard School, mentored by Janis, Jerome Begin, and Daniel Ott.

2014

 

February 9-28
Skopje, Macedonia

Residency & Collaboration with Skopje
Dance Academy and Skopje Dance Theater.
www.dancefestskopje.com

 

March 9-14
Southern California

Annual Master Class Tour of CSULB, ARC
(Pasadena), Pomona College, and Scripps College

 

March-April
New York, NY

Improvisation & Composition classes at The Ailey School

 

April-May
New York, NY

Annual "Creative Process" classes at The Juilliard School

 

June 2-6
Stockholm, Sweden

Collaboration & Performance with Helena Franzen at DansCentrum Stockholm, plus workshops with Janis
www.danscentrum.se
www.helenafranzen.se

 

June 15-30:
Singapore

Collaboration/New Works with the Maya Dance Theatre, Janis and company member Esme Boyce
www.mayadancetheatre.org

 

July 28-31
New York, NY

Juilliard Summer Intensive
www.julliard.edu/summerintensive

 

August 4-14
New York, NY

Joffrey Summer Intensive
www.joffreyballetschool.com

 

October 31
New York, NY

Maya Dance Theatre from Singapore perform new works by Janis and other international choreographers at 92Y's Fridays at Noon series. JB&D dancer Esme Boyce participates as a guest performer with the MDT. 
www.92y.org/mayadancetheatre
www.mayadancetheatre

 

November 21
New York, NY

Janis returns to the Meredith Monk Vocal Ensemble to perform at Carnegie's Zankel Hall in honor of Meredith's 50th Anniversary of creative work. 
www.carnegiehall.org/monk/monk

2013

 

January 29, 2013:
DANCE ENTHUSIAST,
"HOLLEY FARMER AND JANIS BRENNER PREPARE FOR "WORKING WOMEN" AT THE JOYCE THEATER"
http://www.dance-enthusiast.com/features/view/431/

January 30- February 3:
THE JOYCE THEATER, NYC

"Working Women", the spectacular one-night only concert from last summer's Gotham Dance Festival, returns to The Joyce for an expanded four-performance run that features pieces created by some of America's most intriguing and beloved female choreographers. Presented by Gotham Arts Exchange, the program features new works and audience favorites by Kate Weare, Camille A. Brown, Carolyn Dorfman, Monica Bill Barnes, and a special performance of Janis Brenner's Contents May Have Shifted, performed by Holley Farmer. Also on tap--world premieres by Loni Landon, Jane Comfort, and Zoe Scofield (performed by BODYTRAFFIC). *Jan. 30 at 7:30pm, Feb. 1 at 8pm & Feb. 3 at 2pm & 7:30pm
For Tickets: 212-242-0800
http://joyce.org/performancestickets/calendar_detail.php?event=474&theater=1

February 4 - March 30:
JUILLIARD, NYC

The Juilliard School re-stages Murray Louis' Four Brubeck Pieces for 5 performances in early April. Janis is in rehearsal as Assistant Re-stager and Rehearsal Coach with Alberto Del Saz; Co-Artistic Director of Nikolais/Louis. This marks the first Murray Louis work that Juilliard has had in their repertory.

February 16
NEW YORK

Janis teaches for the semi-annual Meredith Monk Vocal Ensemble Workshop Intensive (Feb. 15-17)
http://www.meredithmonk.org/education/workshops.html

February 19-22:
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Janis conducts Master Class tour at UCLA and CSULB

April 3 - 7:
JUILLIARD, NYC

The Juilliard Dance Division's major concert season. Program: Murray Louis' Four Brubeck Pieces, Paul Taylor's Sunset and William Forsythe's One Flat Thing.
Tickets $30 available 2/27 at The Juilliard Box Office, by calling CenterCharge (212) 721-6500, or online
Half-price tickets for students and seniors, TDF accepted at The Juilliard Box Office only
http://events.juilliard.edu/?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D42135593

April 14:
S. SETAUKET, LI

JB&D performs at Jefferson's Ferry

April 30
NEW YORK

"ShowShare" at Gina Gibney Dance Center features JB&D recent work, Where-How-Why Trilogy and company members Kyla Barkin's and Esme Boyce's work as well.
Moderated by Ellis Wood
http://www.gibneydance.org/dance-center/special-programs.php

July 29- August 2
JUILLIARD, NYC

Janis teaches Improvisation classes for the Juilliard Summer Intensive.

October 11-13:
NEW YORK

"Artistic Throughlines, Global Connections"
The historic 92nd Street Y will be presenting JB&D in its new inaugural performance series, Dig Dance, as well as the popular Fridays at Noon series from October 11-13 in the 92Y Harkness Dance Center's Buttenwieser Hall. Besides the company's two major works, "Where-How-Why Trilogy" (Premiere) and "The Mind-Stuff Variations," guest choreographers include Kyla Barkin (NY), Helena Franzen (Sweden), Kun-Yang Lin (Taiwan/NY/PA) and Lilja Ruriksdottir (Iceland/NY). Janis Brenner and Helena Franzen will each give a master class on Saturday, October 12 at 2pm and 330pm.
To view the full performance, check out this link: https://vimeo.com/78321850

November-December
NYC

Janis works with choreographer/videographer Richard Daniels on a new solo for his popular "Dances For an Iphone" video app. Look for this all-Sondheim series in 2014!

November 8-11
NYC

Janis and company member Esme Boyce work with Maya Dance Theatre visiting from Singapore. Look for a possible collaboration in Singapore in 2014.

November 22-23
NY, NY

The Annual Choreographers and Composers performances at The Juilliard School, mentored by Janis, Jerome Begin, and Daniel Ott.
www.juilliard.edu/degrees-programs/dance/index.php

2012

 

January 9- June 1, 2012
THE JOFFREY BALLET SCHOOL, NYC

Janis teaches Improvisation and Composition at The Joffrey School
www.joffreyballetschool.com

April 9 -May 14, Mondays
New York, NY

Juilliard "Creative Process" Seminar
www.juilliard.edu/degrees-programs/dance/index.php

Saturday, May 26
The Joffrey Ballet School's Jazz and Contemporary Spring Concert

at DNA, directed by Michael Blake
Janis' Improvisation and Composition class performs alongside many other distinguished colleagues' works
http://joffreyballetschool.reachlocal.com/?scid=598792&kw=2223600

May 29 - June 21, Tuesdays and Thursdays
Janis' returns to HB Studio

4 weeks of Movement/Voice/Theatre Integration classes
http://www.hbstudio.org/Events/events.htm#Brennersp

July 22-27
ENOLA, PA

Pennsylvania Regional Ballet Summer Intensive
Janis teaches Technique and Improvisation
http://www.prballet.org/summerprograms/summerprogram.aspx


July 30- August 3
NEW YORK CITY, NY

Juilliard Summer Intensive
Janis teaches improvisation classes

August 3-5
NEW YORK CITY, NY

Monk Vocal Ensemble Summer Workshop Intensive
Janis teaches on Sunday, August 5
www.meredithmonk.org/about/ensemble.html

August 6-15
NEW YORK CITY, NY

Joffrey Ballet Summer Intensive
Janis teaches Improvisation classes

August 17
NEW YORK CITY, NY

Joffrey Students performance at Symphony Space *new works by summer course choreographers and teachers
http://www.joffreyballetschool.com/summer-programs.html

August 28-September 1
DUSSELDORF, GERMANY

Internationale Tanzmesse NRW
Janis has been invited as a participating artist witht the US Delegation to the annual Dance Conference in Dusseldorf.  Sponsored by American Dance Abroad
www.tanzmeesse-nrw.com

September 6
NEW YORK CITY, NY

DANCENOW Joe's Pub Festival
Janis premieres new solo work

September 14-16
AMHERST, MA

Guest Residency at UMASS
As part of the residency, selected students will be invited to perform with the company in Lost, Found, Lost on September 29 & 30 in MA.
www.umass.edu/music-dance


September 29
HADLEY, MA

JB&D perform at East Street Dance Center.
www.eaststreetballet.com

September 30
SOUTH HADLEY, MA

JB&D perform at Loomis Community.

October 8 -13
SEOUL, KOREA

Janis has been invited to attend the International Performing Arts Market and Conference in Seoul, Korea as part of the select US delegation, sponsored by American Dance Abroad.
http://en.pams.or.kr

October 25-27
MIAMI, FL

Janis has been invited to be the Keynote Master Teacher at the 2012 Florida Dance Education Organization's annual statewide conference: "Dance Education: Choreography & Criticism".  The conference takes place at the New World School in Miami.  www.fdeo.org

November 15-17
NY, NY

The Annual Choreographers and Composers performances at The Juilliard School, mentored by Janis, Jerome Begin, and Daniel Ott.
www.juilliard.edu/degrees-programs/dance/index.php

December 10
NY, NY 
 
JB&D previews new "trilogy" at Movement Research at Judson Church.
www.movementresearch.org

2011

 

Sunday, January 09, 2011 - Saturday, January 22, 2011
HAWAII

    
NEA American Masterpieces/ Murray Louis/ Porcelain Dialogues/ University of Hawaii/ Janis and Betsy Fisher

Janis will travel to Honolulu to continue Betsy Fisher's efforts in setting Murray Louis' gem Porcelain Dialogues at the U of HA @ Manoa. The impetus for this project came through Janis' restaging of the 2nd movement for her 2007 "Anniversary" concert season, in which 6 members of the 1970's-80's MLDC performed to glowing reviews.
Thank you to Murray, Alberto Del Saz, the Nikolais/Louis Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts for their generous support.

Monday, January 24, 2011 - Tuesday, February 01, 2011
CALIFORNIA

Janis will give Master Classes at Pomona College (Jan. 26), CSULB (Jan. 31) and will re-stage a version of Lost, Found, Lost for the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) for their 2011 city-wide festival.

Thursday, April 07, 2011 - Saturday, April 09, 2011
NEW YORK CITY

Please mark your calendars! The company presents 5 Decades II at Danspace Project April 7-9, 2011.

Following last year’s highly acclaimed production of 5 Decades, Janis Brenner & Dancers presents another unique evening of five works from the 1930s to present day.  Program features three pieces by Brenner including a world premiere in collaboration with the company and composer Jerome Begin to be performed with live music.  Thank you to the O'Donnell-Green Music and Dance Foundation for major support of this new work.  Special Thanks as well to the Simons Foundation.  Along with Kyla, Aaron, Sumaya and Esme, we send a Great Big Welcome to company members Luke Murphy, Christopher Ralph and returning member Kendra Samson!

Thursday, April 21, 2011
BURLINGTON, NC

Janis teaches a one-day Intensive at Elon University in NC. Technique class, Repertory, Improv, Comp, and a Senior Seminar on her work and company.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - Tuesday, July 05, 2011
INDONESIA

    
The company will embark on a major return tour to Indonesia from mid-June to early July, 2011. With generous support of a travel grant from the Asian Cultural Council, the company will travel to 5 cities-- two in Bali, and 3 in Java-- where they will teach, perform and collaborate with local artists and organizations and perform at the huge SIPA Festival seen by 10,000 people in Surakarta (Solo), Central Java. Janis has been waiting for more than 8 years to see and work with the many artists she and the company collaborated with in 3 trips, in 2001 and '02. The invitations to return to the country initially came from friends and faculty at the prestigious ISI Yogyakarta ("the Juilliard of Java", as Janis calls it). This time, they will once again incorporate local Javanese student dancers into one of their works, Lost, Found, Lost, for performances at ISI and then travel together to the SIPA Festival. In Bali, JB&D will conduct a workshop in Ubud with the world-renown Cudamani Gamelan Dance and Music group, and teach and perform in Singapadu at GEOKS Arts Center. They will complete the trip in Jakarta, with a workshop and Lecture-Performance with IKJ (Institut Kesenian Jakarta). See Current Events for full schedule of events/dates. Thanks also to the American - Indonesian Cultural and Educational Foundation for their last-minute support.

JB&D is one of the only dance companies in the US that has had the honor of this kind of on-going, cross-cultural exchange with Indonesia. To help support this tour and our work, please go to our page at Fractured Atlas to donate! www.fracturedatlas.org/site/fiscal/profile?id=3707

Sunday, July 17, 2011 - Friday, July 29, 2011
WINSTON-SALEM, NC

Janis again serves as Director of Choreography for the annual, national "Craft of Choreography" Intensive sponsored and produced by RDA--Regional Dance America. Rob Wood serves as Director of Music. 11 Emerging and 3 Project Tier Choreographers, along with 68 young dancers, were chosen from their highly competitive, regional festivals to create work with Janis and Rob. Gary Taylor, Director of the Intensive. Gretchen Voglezang, Director of RDA

Monday, August 01, 2011 - Friday, August 05, 2011
NEW YORK CITY

Janis teaches Improvistion for the first time during The Juilliard School's Summer Intensive for young dancers.

Monday, September 19, 2011
NEW YORK CITY, NY

JB&D perform at Chapel Theater, Trinity School  Manhattan

Wednesday October 19, 2011
LONG ISLAND, NY

Master Classes at Stonybrook University LI, NY in Dance Improvisation, Movement/Voice Integration, and Technique/Repertory

Friday December 2- Saturday December 3, 2011
NEW YORK CITY, NY

Julliard: The Willson Theater, Choreographers and Composers Collaboration -
4 Performances

Sunday December 4, 2011
SETAUKET, LI

JB&D at Jefferson's Ferry

Novermber 2 - December 11, 2011
PHILADELPHIA, PA

November 2: Temple University Master Class and Audition for "extras" for JB&D's Dec. 11th performance in Philadelphia
November 11: Drexel University Master Class
November 12: Movement/Voice Improvisation Workshop at CHI MAC, hosted by Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers www.kunyanglin.org
November 27: Janis performs Songs From The Hill at Andrea Clearfield's music Salon
December 6: Ursinus University Lecture
December 10: Movement/Voice Improvisation Workshop at CHI MAC, hosted by Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers www.kunyanglin.org
December 11: JB&D perform at Chi Movement Arts Center Hosted by Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers

2010

 

Monday, January 11, 2010
NEW YORK

JB&D performs at Dancers Responding to AIDS Benefit: Dance from the Heart: Men

Thursday, January 28, 2010
BOSTON, MA

Janis will teach master classes at Boston Conservatory and Boston University.

Friday, January 29, 2010
BOSTON, MA

Janis will teach master classes at Boston Conservatory and Salem State College followed by a performance at the Mainstage Theater of Salem State College.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010 - Tuesday, February 09, 2010
TROY, NY

Janis will be conducting a lecture followed by a performance with company member Kyla Barkin at the Kiggins Theater of the Emma Willard School.

Friday, February 26, 2010 - Saturday, February 27, 2010
NEW YORK, NEW YORK

Janis will participate in The Horse's Mouth New York City season at the 92nd St. Y.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010 - Wednesday, March 03, 2010
CALIFORNIA

Janis will teach master classes at the UCLA campus in Southern California.

Thursday, March 04, 2010
CALIFORNIA

Janis will teach master classes at the UC Irvine campus.


Friday, March 05, 2010
CALIFORNIA

Janis teaches master class at CAL Arts.

Monday, March 08, 2010
CALIFORNIA

Janis will teach master classes at CSULB (Long Beach)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - Sunday, March 21, 2010
RICHMOND, VA

Janis co-adjudicates the ACDF festival at the VA Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA.

Monday, May 31, 2010 - Saturday, June 05, 2010
PURCHASE, NY

The Reverb Festival is in creative residence at SUNY Purchase College for a full week. Janis is one of 8 choreographers chosen to make new work, for performances this fall at Purchase (Sept. 24-25) and at the Ailey Citicorp Theater (Oct. 1-2). She is working with 4 young dancers chosen through auditions in NYC and at Purchase coordinated by the Reverb Festival directors. Janis' new work, entitled  A Delicate Case, employs music composed by Joni Mitchell, reinterpreted by Prince and Joni herself. Contact: reverbfestival@gmail.com

Sunday, July 25, 2010 - Friday, August 06, 2010
WINSTON-SALEM, NC

Janis serves as Director of Choreography for the annual, national "Craft of Choreography" Intensive sponsored and produced by RDA--Regional Dance America. Rob Wood serves as Director of Music. 7 Emerging and 4 Project Tier Choreographers, along with 46 young dancers, were chosen from their highly competitive, regional festivals to create work with Janis and Rob. Gretchen Voglezang, Director of RDA

Sunday, August 01, 2010 - Monday, August 02, 2010
NEW YORK CITY

In September and October, at Purchase College and at Ailey Citicorp Theater, Janis premiered work at the Reverb Festival. A Delicate Case employed music composed by Joni Mitchell, reinterpreted by Prince and Joni herself.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - Thursday, December 09, 2010
MUHLENBERG, PA

Janis is guest faculty on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Dance Dept. at Muhlenberg College in PA this fall, conducting classes in Movement/Voice Improvisation for Dancers and Actors.


Tuesday, September 07, 2010 - Sunday, December 12, 2010
NEW YORK CITY

Janis returns to Juilliard as Artistic Mentor for the Choreographers & Composers course, co-taught and coordinated with musician/composers Jerome Begin and Daniel Ott. 3 Performances in the Peter J. Sharp Theater on Dec. 10-11.

Friday, December 03, 2010 - Saturday, December 04, 2010
NEW YORK CITY

From December 3-4, more than 20 Alumni artists and choreographers from the Nikolais/Louis family shared performances at Hunter College in NYC.  These concerts were part of the many featured 2010-11 events presented in honor of the Alwin Nikolais Centennial.  Janis Brenner & Dancers performed solos from Murray Louis' Figura and Brenner's The Awkward Stage.


 

2009

 

Saturday, January 24, 2009 - Tuesday, March 24, 2009
NEW YORK

Janis teaches at the Ailey School in Improv and Composition.

Friday, July 24, 2009
RALEIGH, NC

JB&D preview Dancing In Absentia at the American Dance Festival at Reynolds Theater of Duke University, as Janis' MFA thesis project.

Saturday, August 08, 2009
ROANOKE, VA

Janis and MFA colleagues perform at Taubman Museum Theater in Roanoke.

Friday, September 04, 2009 - Monday, September 07, 2009
CHILMARK, MA

Janis serves as Choreographic Advisor to Choreographers in Residence at The Yard.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009 - Saturday, December 05, 2009
NEW YORK CITY

Janis joins the Julliard faculty as Choreographic Mentor for the Choreographer- Composer's Collaborations course.  Performances in the Peter J. Sharp Theater on Dec. 4 & 5.

Monday, October 12, 2009 - Monday, October 19, 2009
DETROIT, MI

Janis and Klya Barkin restage Lost, Found, Lost on the Wayne State Dance Department.  Janis is the Maggie Allesee Artist-in-Residence for the fall.  Performances on Dec. 4 and 5. 

 

2008

 

Thursday, February 14, 2008
NEW YORK CITY

OBO WHITE Band plays The Baggott Inn in NY's Greenwich Village at 10 pm--A Valentine's Day Special!

Monday, February 18, 2008
TAMPA, FL

Janis in residence for a week at Hillsborough Community College in Ybor City to restage Lost, Found, Lost on the Dance Dept. and teach Improvisation classes. She also teaches Master Classes at Blake Perf. Arts High School in Tampa and at the Univ. of Tampa.

Monday, February 25, 2008
SARASOTA, FL

Janis teaches Master Class in Improvisation at Booker Perf. Arts High School in Sarasota.

Monday, March 10, 2008
QUEENS, NY

Janis will teach Master Classes at Queens College for Patrick Widrig's on-going Improv, Contemporary Dance and Lectures courses for 2 weeks in March and April.

Thursday, December 18, 2008
NEW YORK CITY

Janis will appear as a Guest Artist, along with six other reknown female performers from the community, in Mary Seidman's full-evening production at La Mama, from December 18-21. More Info at: www.maryseidman.org
    
Monday, October 27, 2008
NEW YORK CITY

Janis and Heidi Latsky will perform in the revival of Janis' On The Rim of Thought for the annual and wonderful DanceNow Festival/40 Up event at DTW.
    
Monday, September 29, 2008 - Thursday, November 20, 2008
WINSTON-SALEM, NC

Janis will be in residence at NC School of the Arts's prestigious conservatory for October and November. During the first week, Kyla Barkin will assist in restaging heartSTRINGS For 18. Janis will continue to teach Technique, Improv and Composition though Nov. 21. The performances are from Nov. 18-23.

    
Thursday, June 05, 2008 - Saturday, July 19, 2008
DURHAM, N.C.

Janis begins her first summer residency at ADF (American Dance Festival) where she will pursue an MFA in the unique Grad Program specifically designed for mid-career dance artists of reknown reputation (June 5-July 19 and then July 27-Aug. 9 at Hollins U.). She will also teach a course in Movement/Voice Improv. The official degree is from Hollins Univ. in Virgina, to be completed in August 2009. www.americandancefestival.org
    
Thursday, May 22, 2008 - Saturday, May 31, 2008
SINGAPORE

Janis travels to Singapore for the first time to work intensively with the Dance Ensemble Singapore-- a company of exceptional dancers. She will re-stage 2 short works and create a 3rd one within a 10-day residency. Janis thanks long-time company member Kun-Yang Lin for the connection to this company, who he first met and worked with in 2001 when we travelled to Indonesia. www.des.org.sg
    
Monday, May 19, 2008
NEW YORK CITY

This year's Gala Benefit Celebration for Movement Research honors Joe Meiillo (long-time Director of BAM's Next Wave Festival) and Meredith Monk. To honor both, Janis and members of the Vocal Ensemble will perform many excerpts and works from Meredith's extensive, unique and brilliant repertory. Janis sings her acclaimed version of "Porch" from Songs From The Hill, among other pieces with long-time colleagues Theo Bleckmann and Katie Geissinger.

    
Saturday, May 17, 2008
NEW YORK CITY

OBO WHITE Band plays an outdoor Park gig in Upper-Manhattan. Stay tuned for details!
    
Saturday, May 10, 2008 - Sunday May 11, 2008
NEW YORK CITY

Janis conducts her annual (sort of) Movement/Voice Improv and Choreography Workshop presented by Movement Research for the weekend of MAY 10 & 11 from 4:30 - 8:30 pm both days. There is always an incredible, multi-talented group of interdisciplinary artists who assemble for this workshop. Register Early! www.movementresearch.org
    
Saturday, May 03, 2008
NEW YORK CITY

The Artists For Peace Concert, to raise much-needed funds for homeless veterans, continues at the Theater at the Riverside Church at 8 pm. Janis sings her acclaimed Vocal Suite from Meredith Monk's Songs For The Hill. www.bernierdance.org
    
Monday, April 28, 2008
MOSCOW, RUSSIA

On her way back from Siberia, Janis will teach a series of Master Classes in Moscow, arranged and funded by the US Embassy, specifically through the support of Maria Shustina; Cultural Affairs Specialist, and James Kenney; PAO, in Moscow.
    
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - Saturday, April 26, 2008
KRASNOYARSK, SIBERIA

Between April 16-26, Janis has been invited by the "Isadora" Contemporary Dance Festival, held annually in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia to perform her acclaimed Solo For Janis and Monk's Songs From The Hill Vocal Suite at their 650-seat theater. She will also teach classes in Improv and Composition at the Center for Contemporary Dance--part of the festival site. In addition, Janis will work with the local company, DanceM directed by Elena Slobodchikova, who also produces the full festival and runs the school, to create a new work to premiere at the festival. This tour has been funded through a 2nd, generous grant from The Trust For Mutual Understanding. The US Embassy in Moscow will then have Janis in residence for several days teaching classes for various groups in Moscow.
    
Saturday, April 12, 2008
NORWALK, CT

Janis performs as a Guest Artist on the ARTISTS FOR PEACE Concert at the Crystal Theater on Saturday night at 8 pm. The concert is presented and produced by Bernier Dance and will raise funds to benefit Homeless Veterans. Well-known music and dance groups participating. www.bernierdance.org

2007

 

Tuesday, July 03, 2007
DURHAM, N.C.

Janis will teach her Movement/Voice Master Class at the famed ADF (American Dance Festival) on the campus of DUKE Univ. in Durham, NC.
    
Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - Saturday, June 23, 2007
MOBILE, ALABAMA

Janis at NDEO Conference.
    
Monday, May 07, 2007
BRONXVILLE, NY.

Janis conducts her Movement/Voice workshop at Sarah Lawrence College.
    
Monday, February 05, 2007 - Sunday, August 05, 2007
GARDEN CITY, NY.

Janis is invited by Frank Augustyn and the Adelphi Dance program to restage A "Peace" For Women. Performances run March 6-11 at the Herricks Community Center.
    
Thursday, February 01, 2007 - Tuesday, June 26, 2007
NEW YORK CITY, NY

Janis' 25th Anniversary Year! NY Concert Season presented by Danspace Project at St. Mark's Church, Thursday-Sunday, February 1-4, 2007. With Revivals, New Work, and Special Guests each night (Meredith Monk on Video, Theo Bleckmann, Richard Siegal, Risa Steinberg), Company members, and former, illustrious Murray Louis Company members in a revival of Louis' Porcelain Dialogues (2nd movement) on every show. Reserve the dates!!! Much more info on this event to follow soon.....!!!
    
Wednesday, January 17, 2007 - Wednesday, August 08, 2007
BROOKLYN, NY

Janis is guest faculty in the Dance dept. at LIU (Long Island University) teaching Composition for the spring semester.

2006

 

Sunday, August 06, 2006
HUNTINGTON, NY

JB&D performs at the Huntington Summer Arts Festival in Huntington, L.I. on the Chapin Rainbow Stage. www.huntingtonarts.org
    
Friday, August 04, 2006
LEE, MA

Janis Brenner & Dancers returns to the famed Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival to perform on the Inside/Out Series on the beautiful outdoor stage. New company members premiere! www.jacobspillow.org
    
Sunday, July 30, 2006 - Wednesday, August 02, 2006
NEW YORK CITY, NY

Janis and five former, illustrious members of the Murray Louis Dance Company (Sara Pearson! Robert Small! Danial Shapiro! Betsy Fisher! Michael Blake!) gather to begin reconstructing and rehearsing the 2nd movement of one of Louis' great gems, Porcelain Dialogues--as a upcoming 80th Birthday present to Murray--to be performed at the end of Janis' 25th Anniversary Year, NY Concert Season presented by Danspace Project at St. Mark's Church, February 1-4, 2007.
    
Monday, July 24, 2006 - Friday, July 28, 2006
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Janis attends the Nikolais/Louis Legacy Alumni week hosted by the Ririe-Woodbury Company and looks forward to taking class from Phyllis Lamhut, Gladys Bailin, Tandy Beal, etc. www.ririewoodbury.com
    
Friday, July 21, 2006 - Saturday, July 22, 2006
LAS VEGAS, NV

Janis performs at the Dance in the Desert Festival in Las Vegas, NV. www.ccsn.nevada.edu
    
Monday, July 10, 2006 - Friday, July 14, 2006
BOSTON, MA

Janis teaches at the Boston Conservatory Summer Dance Festival. www.bostonconservatory.edu
    
Friday, June 30, 2006 - Saturday, July 08, 2006
RUSSIA

Janis (and Mitchell Bogard) returns to St. Petersburg to rehearse and premiere the new Kannon Co. work, Natashka's Tanze and to perform Solo For Janis on the Open Look International Dance Festival, where the company performed in 2004. Mitchell serves as Lighting Consultant for the festival. www.kannondance.ru
    
Saturday, June 10, 2006 - Sunday, June 25, 2006
HONG KONG AND SALT LAKE CITY, UT

LAKE is screened at the Jumping Frames Hong Kong Dance Festival (June 10-18) and at the Fear No Film Festival in SLC (June 22-25) as part of the Utah Arts Festival. Please visit www.ccdc.com.hk and www.fearnofilm.org.
    
Wednesday, May 03, 2006 - Wednesday, May 17, 2006
RUSSIA

Thanks to a major grant from The Trust for Mutual Understanding, Janis returns to Saint Petersburg, Russia to create a new work for Natalia Kasparova and the Kannon Dance Company to premiere in July at the 8th annual Open Look International Dance Festival. www.tmuny.org.
    
Monday, May 01, 2006
FARMINGDALE, NY

Janis is inducted into the Farmingdale High School WALL OF FAME on Long Island. Attendees at the ceremony include parents, friends and three of Janis' teachers; in Music, English and Theatre from at least 34 years ago!

Friday, April 21, 2006 - Saturday, April 29, 2006
NEW YORK CITY AND WEST VIRGINIA

LAKE is screened at the Film Society's Film Festival in Sheperdstown, WV, at the annual Dance Sampler at Symphony Space in MY and at the Micro Museum in Brooklyn.

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